President Saleh meets Russian official

SANA’A, Nov 20(Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh met on Saturday with the visiting Russian deputy Foreign Minister Alexender Sultanouf. In the meeting, Sultanouf delivered a letter from Russian president Vladimir Putin to President Saleh dealing with the Yemeni-Russian mutual cooperation relations in various fields as well as the regional and international developments of common concern. During the meeting, president Saleh discussed with him the friendship and historical relations between the two countries and the possible means to benefit the Yemeni and Russian peoples. For his side Sultanouf affirmed the Russian care for boosting the mutual relations between them and mentioned the great development in the Yemeni-Russian political and economic cooperation relations. President Saleh asked him to convey his good wishes for Russian president Putin and his hope for him of health and happiness and further progress for Russian people. JW/NS SABA